FreeBSD 7.x allows upgrade of existing installation to FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE. Since this is a major version upgrade, it is recommended that you backup your data, database and configuration files.
This guide will walk a user through updating his source to follow FreeBSD's stable branch. Please make a full backup of the current system before following this guide.
STEP 1: Syncing the source tree
- cvsup installation and configuration
# cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui
# make install clean
# pkg_add -r cvsup-without-gui
Copy the sample supfile for Stable to /usr/local/etc/stable-supfile:
# cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile /usr/local/etc/
Edit file and set host name which specifies the server host which will supply the file updates to your system.
Set release tag to stable 8:
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_8
Run cvsup to download the latest stable source:
# cvsup -L 2 /usr/local/etc/stable-supfile
When the cvsup has completed, change to the /usr/src directoryPrint This Post
If you want to boot with an old kernel, because the current one is not working properly, this is what you have to do:
During boot you get a message like:
"Booting kernel in 10 seconds or press enter..."
Just hit any key except the ENTER key and you'll get a prompt.
Type 'unload all' and then 'boot [kernel file]' where [kernel file] is the kernel you want
to boot e.g. 'kernel.old' .
Your FreeBSD machine will boot with the kernel you specified.Print This Post